Fine Gael TD Says She's Embarrassed By A&E Overcrowding

Westmeath's Kate O'Connell compared it to a South American facility.  

The Taoiseach says the overflowing Crumlin paediatric emergency department proves the need for a new National Children's Hospital. 

Fine Gael TD and Kilbeggan's Kate O'Connell says she was embarrassed to see A&E overcrowding when she brought her sick child there over the weekend, comparing it to a South American facility.  

She waited eight hours before giving up and bringing her child home without seeing a doctor. 

Leo Varadkar says a new Children's Hospital would address the issues Crumlin is facing: 

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